Black History Month events held via Zoom have allowed local universities to ‘reach the world’
GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC26) — Calls for racial justice were heard far and wide this past year.Now, during this Black History Month, many of those calls are heard through Zoom.”Covid has allowed us the opportunity to reach the world,” UW-Oshkosh (UWO) African American Studies Director Dr. Alphonso Simpson said.The Northeast Wisconsin community is celebrating Black History Month with a twist this year. Nearly all of the events held at places like UW-Green Bay and UWO are on the computer.
“We stop to think about those contributions that have made our pathway better, and those contributions that have opened the door for us to have continued dialogue,” Vice Chancellor for UWGB Inclusivity Dr. Corey King said.
But that dialogue is a lot different online.
“The greatest opportunity for impact was when we gathered as a people, right?” King said. “[It was] through the marches [and] through the meaningful gatherings.”